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Congenital bilateral ectopic parotid glands: Case report with literature review

 Department of Radiology, Sardar Patel Medical College, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India

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Siddhi Chawla,
Department of Radiology, Sardar Patel Medical College, Bikaner - 334 001, Rajasthan
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Congenital ectopic bilateral parotid glands are extremely rare, to date only two cases have been reported in the literature. Our patient, a 5-day-old male, presented with bilateral palpable cheek swelling. On imaging, the absence of bilateral parotid glands in parotid space and their ectopic location, anterior to the masseter muscle, was seen. Our case emphasizes ectopic parotids as an important differential among conditions presenting with bilateral cheek swelling in children. We have also compared the findings of previously described cases and their management with our case.

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